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"HEVINGHAM is a considerable village and parish, three miles S. of Aylsham, and nine miles N. by W. of Norwich, having 893 inhabitants, and 2855 acres of land, belonging mostly to Robert Marsham, and Wm. Repton, Esqrs., the former of whom is lord of the manor of Hevingham and Cats-cum-Cricketots, and the latter is lord of Hevingham-with-the-members-of-Marsham, which was anciently held by the Bishops of Norwich; one of whom, Walter de Suffield, built a palace or country seat here, in 1250, and had license for free-warren in all his demesnes. The Church (St. Botolph,) has a nave, chancel, tower, south transept, and a handsome porch. . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10. 16s., has 39 acres of glebe, and a neat residence; and the tithes were commuted in 1841, for £550 per annum. The Rev. W.J. Carver is patron, and the Rev. E.R. Beevor incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

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Biography

Benton, Evan O.
Man and Boy in a Norfolk Village.
About a farmer's son and his way of life in and around Hevingham in the early 1900s.
[Weston Longville, Roy Benton, 1981]
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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Botolph in some records and to St Mary the Virgin and St Botolph in others.
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Church History

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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1712-1900, Banns 1754-1900, Marriages 1654-1900 and Burials 1654-1900.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Hevingham was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Marsham, A.F.
A history of Hevingham: "The village by the low meadows at the water".
Originally in the "Baconsthorpe and District Parish Magazine", 1935-1943.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, Hevingham, 1970s]
Hevingham Smock Mill
Description, history and map.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hevingham is in South Erpingham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
Description of South Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Hevingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Campbell, Bruce M.S.
The complexity of manorial structure in medieval Norfolk: a case study.
[Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.39, 1986]
Campbell, Bruce M.S.
Medieval Manorial Structure.
[ISBN 0903101602, in "An historical atlas of Norfolk", edited by Peter Wade-Martins, 1994]
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Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Hevingham (62) and Marsham (57).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1799.
[1799]
Great Britain: Statute
Hevingham and Marsham Inclosure Act, 1799.
An act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the open and common fields, half year or shack lands, warrens or reputed warrens, commons, heaths, commonable lands, and waste grounds, within the parishes of Hevingham and Marsham, in the county of Norfolk; and for extinguishing all rights of sheepwalk, shackage, and common, in, over, and upon, all the lands and grounds within the said parishes.
[1799]

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG196211 (Lat/Lon: 52.742995, 1.251839), Hevingham which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Hevingham became part of the Aylsham Union, and the workhouses were at Buxton and Oulton. These were replaced by a new workhouse at Aylsham in 1849.
  • Buxton and other parishes poor relief and employment act, 1806.
    See Brampton.
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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801118136610
1811126136548
1821154159744
1831188192931
1841187--893
1851180--842
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861188--838
1871183183759
1881180180764
1891168169760
1901172173746
1911--178727

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1851 Census
"The decrease of population in the Parishes of Hevingham and Stratton-Strawless since 1841, is considered to be the result of emigration."
1901 Census
"Including Buxton Heath, and Westgate Street."